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A list of American films released in 1985.

Out of Africa won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The highest grossing film of 1985 was Back to the Future.

Contents

A

Title Director Cast Genre/Note
1985
A.D. Stewart Cooper
After Hours Martin Scorsese Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Linda Fiorentino Comedy thriller
Agnes of God Norman Jewison Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly Drama
Alice in Wonderland Harry Harris Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Jayne Meadows, Scott Baio, Robert Morley, Anthony Newley, Imogene Coca, Telly Savalas, Ringo Starr, Shelley Winters Fantasy
American Flyers John Badham Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul, Janice Rule Drama
American Ninja Sam Firstenberg Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson Action
Anna Karenina Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Reeve, Paul Scofield, Ian Ogilvy Drama
Anne of Green Gables Kevin Sullivan Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant, Jonathan Crombie Drama
Avenging Angel Robert Vincent O'Neill Betsy Russell, Ossie Davis, Rory Calhoun Drama
Aviator, The George T. Miller Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Reeve Adventure

B

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Bill L. Norton William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes Fantasy
Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover Sci-Fi
Bad Medicine Harvey Miller Steve Guttenberg, Alan Arkin, Julie Hagerty, Curtis Armstrong Comedy
Bad Seed, The Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine Thriller Remake
Barbarian Queen Hector Olivera Lana Clarkson
Below the Belt Jim Steele
Better Off Dead Steve Holland John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers Comedy
Black Cauldron, The Ted Berman, Richard Rich Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Nigel Hawthorne Animated
Boys Next Door, The Penelope Spheeris Charlie Sheen, Maxwell Caulfield Drama
Brazil Terry Gilliam Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm Sci-Fi
Breakfast Club, The John Hughes Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason Drama
Brewster's Millions Walter Hill Richard Pryor, John Candy Comedy
The Bride Franc Roddam Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown Horror
Bridge to Terabithia Eric Till Julian Coutts, Julie Beaulieu, Annette O'Toole, Tom Heaton Drama
Bring on the Night Michael Apted Sting, Branford Marsalis Documentary

C-G

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Cat's Eye Lewis Teague Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Robert Hays, Alan King Horror, Comedy
Chorus Line, A Richard Attenborough Michael Douglas, Audrey Landers, Janet Jones Musical
Clue Jonathan Lynn Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Colleen Camp Mystery, Comedy
Cocoon Ron Howard Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy Sci-Fi
Code of Silence Andrew Davis Chuck Norris, Molly Hagan, Mike Genovese Drama, Action
Color Purple, The Steven Spielberg Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey Drama
Commando Mark L. Lester Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Vernon Wells Action
Compromising Positions Frank Perry Susan Sarandon, Raul Julia, Mary Beth Hurt Comedy
Creator Ivan Passer Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway Sci-Fi, Comedy
Creature William Malone Stan Iver, Diane Salinger, Klaus Kinski Sci-Fi
Crimewave Sam Raimi Louise Lasser, Bruce Campbell Horror, Comedy
D.A.R.Y.L. Simon Wincer Michael McKean, Mary Beth Hurt, Colleen Camp Sci-Fi
Day of the Dead George A. Romero Lori Cardille, Sherman Howard Horror
Death Wish 3 Michael Winner Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam Action
Def-Con 4 Paul Donovan Lenore Zann, Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch Sci-Fi
Defence of the Realm David Drury
Desert Hearts Donna Deitch Helen Shaver, Audra Lindley, Patricia Charbonneau Drama
Desperately Seeking Susan Susan Seidelman Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna Romance
Dungeonmaster, The David Allen, Charles Band Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll Sci-Fi
Eleni Peter Yates Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt Drama
Emerald Forest, The John Boorman Powers Boothe, Meg Foster Drama
Enemy Mine Wolfgang Petersen Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr. Sci-Fi
Explorers Joe Dante River Phoenix, Ethan Hawke Sci-Fi
Falcon and the Snowman, The John Schlesinger Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn Drama
Fandango Kevin Reynolds Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson Comedy
Fast Forward Sidney Poitier Tamara Mark, Monique Cintron Musical
Fever Pitch Richard Brooks Ryan O'Neal, Giancarlo Giannini, Chad Everett Drama
Fletch Michael Ritchie Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Geena Davis Comedy
Fool for Love Robert Altman Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Randy Quaid Drama
Fraternity Vacation James Frawley Sheree J. Wilson, Tim Robbins, John Vernon Comedy
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Danny Steinmann Suzanne Bateman, Corey Feldman Horror
Fright Night Tom Holland Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse Comedy, Horror
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Alan Metter Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt Comedy
Goonies, The Richard Donner Sean Astin, Jonathan Ke Quan Adventure, Family
Gotcha! Jeff Kanew Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino Comedy, Action
Gymkata Robert Clouse Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani, Richard Norton Action

H-M

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Head Office Ken Finkleman Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Danny DeVito Comedy
Heaven Help Us Michael Dinner Kevin Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Donald Sutherland Comedy
Hills Have Eyes Part II, The Wes Craven Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe Horror
Howling II Philippe Mora Christopher Lee, Sybil Danning Horror
Insignificance Nicolas Roeg Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis, Gary Busey Drama, Comedy
Into the Night John Landis Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer Drama
Invasion U.S.A. Joseph Zito Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch Action
Jagged Edge Richard Marquand Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert Loggia Drama
Jewel of the Nile, The Lewis Teague Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito Comedy
Just One of the Guys Lisa Gottlieb Joyce Hyser, Sherilyn Fenn Comedy
Kiss of the Spider Woman Hector Babenco William Hurt, Raul Julia Drama
Krush Groove Michael Schultz Run D.M.C., Sheila E., Blair Underwood Musical
Ladyhawke Richard Donner Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer Drama
Last Dragon, The Michael Schultz Taimak, Julius Carry, Christopher Murney Martial arts
Legend Ridley Scott Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry Fantasy
Legend of Billie Jean, The Matthew Robbins Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon Drama
Lifeforce Tobe Hooper Steve Railsback, Mathilda May Sci-Fi
Lost in America Albert Brooks Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty Comedy
Lust in the Dust Paul Bartel Divine, Lainie Kazan, Tab Hunter Comedy
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome George Miller & George Ogilvie Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence Adventure
Malibu Express Andy Sidaris Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning Action/ Adventure
Man with One Red Shoe, The Stan Dragoti Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, Lori Singer Comedy
Marie Roger Donaldson Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman Biographical
Mask Peter Bogdanovich Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Laura Dern Drama
Mean Season, The Phillip Borsos Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan Thriller
Mischief Mel Damski Doug McKeon, Chris Nash, Catherine Mary Stewart Teen Comedy
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Paul Schrader Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya Stylized
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Lance Hool Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams Action
Moving Violations Neal Israel John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, Brian Backer Comedy
Murphy's Romance Martin Ritt Sally Field, James Garner Romantic comedy
Mugsy's Girls Kevin Brodie Laura Branigan, Ruth Gordon Comedy
My Science Project Jonathan R. Betuel John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens Comedy

N-S

Title Director Cast Genre Note
National Lampoon's European Vacation Amy Heckerling Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill Comedy
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Jack Sholder Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler Slasher film
Once Bitten Howard Storm Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Cleavon Little Comedy
One Magic Christmas Phillip Borsos Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton Christmas
Out of Africa Sydney Pollack Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Kitchen Drama Best Picture
Pale Rider Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress Western
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Tim Burton Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton Comedy
Perfect James Bridges John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis Drama
Plenty Fred Schepisi Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Ian McKellen Drama
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Jerry Paris Steven Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf Comedy
Porky's Revenge James Komack Dan Monahan, Tony Ganios, Wyatt Knight Teen comedy
Private Resort George Bowers Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Andrew Clay Comedy
Prizzi's Honor John Huston Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, Anjelica Huston, William Hickey, Lee Richardson, John Randolph Black
comedy
Protector, The James Glickenhaus Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello Action/ Kung Fu
Pumping Iron II: The Women George Butler Bev Francis, Rachel McLish, Steve Michalik Documentary
Purple Rose of Cairo, The Woody Allen Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello Comedy
Radioactive Dreams Albert Pyun Michael Dudikoff, George Kennedy Sci-Fi
Rambo: First Blood Part II George P. Cosmatos Sylvester Stallone, Julia Nickson-Soul, Richard Crenna Action
Rappin' Joel Silberg Mario Van Peebles, Eriq La Salle Drama
Re-Animator Stuart Gordon Jeffrey Combs, David Gale Horror
Real Genius Martha Coolidge Val Kilmer, William Atherton Comedy
Red Sonja Richard Fleischer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen Action
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Guy Hamilton Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Kate Mulgrew Action
Return of the Living Dead, The Dan O'Bannon James Karen Comedy, Horror
Return to Oz Walter Murch Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson Fantasy
Revolution Hugh Hudson Al Pacino, Nastassja Kinski, Donald Sutherland Drama
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire Drama
Runaway Train Andrei Konchalovsky Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca DeMornay Drama
Rustlers' Rhapsody Hugh Wilson Tom Berenger, Marilu Henner, Andy Griffith Western, Parody
Santa Claus: The Movie Jeannot Szwarc Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith Family
Secret Admirer David Greenwalt C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Fred Ward Comedy
Seven Minutes in Heaven Linda Feferman Jennifer Connelly, Polly Draper, Spalding Gray Comedy
Silverado Lawrence Kasdan Scott Glenn, Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Dennehy, Lynn Whitfield, Rosanna Arquette Western
Spies Like Us John Landis Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bernie Casey Comedy
St. Elmo's Fire Joel Schumacher Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore Drama
Stick Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning Crime drama
Stitches Rod Holcomb Eddie Albert, Parker Stevenson, Jerry Feuer Comedy
Stuff, The Larry Cohen Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris Comedy
Summer Rental Carl Reiner John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn Comedy
Sure Thing, The Rob Reiner John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Tim Robbins Comedy
Sweet Dreams Karel Reisz Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, John Goodman Biopic

T-Z

Title Director Cast Genre Note
Target Arthur Penn Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon Drama, Thriller
Teen Wolf Rod Daniel Michael J. Fox, Susan Ursitti, Jay Tarses Comedy
That Was Then... This Is Now Christopher Cain Emilio Estevez, Morgan Freeman, Craig Sheffer Drama
To Live and Die in L.A. William Friedkin William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, John Pankow Drama
Tomboy Herb Freed Betsy Russell, Kristi Somers Comedy
Toxic Avenger, The Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda Comedy
Trancers Charles Band Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt Sci-Fi
Transylvania 6-5000 Rudy De Luca Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley, Jr., Carol Kane Comedy
Tuff Turf Fritz Kiersch James Spader, Robert Downey Jr., Kim Richards Drama
Turk 182 Bob Clark Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall Drama
Twice in a Lifetime Bud Yorkin Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn Drama
View to a Kill, A John Glen Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Grace Jones Action 007
Vision Quest Harold Becker Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Ronny Cox Drama
Volunteers Nicholas Meyer Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson Comedy
Weird Science John Hughes Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr. Comedy
White Nights Taylor Hackford Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren Drama
Witness Peter Weir Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas Drama
Year of the Dragon Michael Cimino Mickey Rourke, Ariane, John Lone Drama, Action
Young Sherlock Holmes Barry Levinson Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox Drama

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